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State Summary: Tennessee, 2016 Senior Report
Tennessee
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Tennessee, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • High flu vaccination coverage
Challenges
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • Limited availability of home-delivered meals
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
Highlights
  • In the past year, low-care nursing home residents decreased 40% from 10.6% to 6.4% of residents.
  • In the past year, flu vaccination coverage decreased 8% from 73.4% to 67.2% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past year, preventable hospitalizations decreased 11% from 73.1 to 64.8 discharges per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 2 years, hip fractures decreased 16% from 8.8 to 7.4 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 3 years, hospital deaths decreased 32% from 33.7% to 22.8% of decedents ages 65+.
WEBSITE: tn.gov/health
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